28/11/2019 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – Munster team to face Edinburgh

The Munster team to face Edinburgh at Irish Independent Park on Friday night in the Guinness PRO14 has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan.

Stephen Archer starts on his 200th Munster appearance as the prop becomes just the 11th Munster man to reach the landmark.

Academy player Ben Healy makes his first Guinness PRO14 start at out-half. The former Nenagh Ormond and Glenstal Abbey player was a Grand Slam winner with the Ireland U20s last year and plays his All Ireland League rugby with Garryowen.

Jack O’Donoghue captains the side with 11 of the starting XV products of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy.

Shane Daly starts at full-back with Calvin Nash and Alex Wootton named on either flank.

Dan Goggin and Sammy Arnold partner up in the centres with Nick McCarthy in the half-backs alongside Healy.

Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall and Archer pack down in the front row with Fineen Wycherley and Darren O’Shea in the engine room.

O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell and Arno Botha complete the side.

Munster: Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton; Ben Healy, Nick McCarthy; Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue (C) Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Keynan Knox, Jed Holloway, Conor Oliver, Neil Cronin, JJ Hanrahan, Rory Scannell.